Wayne Outten

Wayne Outten

Advocates for Workplace Fairness
  • Employment Law, International Law
  • Maryland, New York
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Summary

WAYNE N. OUTTEN is founding and managing partner of Outten & Golden LLP. His practice focuses exclusively on representing individuals in all areas of employment law. He co-chairs the firm’s Executives and Professionals and Whistleblower Retaliation Practice Groups. Mr. Outten’s practice focuses on representing high-level employees and professionals in all aspects of their employment, including negotiation of employment, compensation, and severance agreements. He is the author of the “Representing the Executive” chapter in Executive Compensation (BNA Books). His practice includes representing employees in multinational employment contexts, including expatriate and seconded employees. Mr. Outten was selected by his peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” every year since 1987 and as one of New York’s Super Lawyers, where he is listed as one of the Top 100 New York Metro Super Lawyers every year since 2006. Best Lawyers designated him "Lawyer of the Year 2010" for Labor and Employment Law - New York City and "Lawyer of the Year 2012" for Litigation - Labor and Employment in New York City. He was selected for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America every year from 2005 through 2013, and for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America in 2006. Mr. Outten has been an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer in the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers since 1992.

Education
New York University School of Law
J.D. / Law (2004)
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Honors: Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow
Drexel University
B.S. (1970)
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Jumping Ship (and Taking the Crew): Can Law Firm Partners Solicit Their Firm's Employees? (by Wayne N. Outten & Cara E. Greene)
Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report
Working with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (by Wayne N. Outten and Piper Hoffman)
Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2
How Law Firms Can Avoid Retaliation Claims
Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report
Negotiating Settlement Agreements: An Employees' Lawyer's Perspective (a chapter in "How ADR Works")
BNA Books
Representing the Executive: Chapter 16 in Executive Compensation
BNA Books
Determining the Financial Rights of a Departing Partner (by Wayne N. Outten & Sean Farhang)
Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report
Ten Ways for a Law Firm Management to Avoid Employee Lawsuits
Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report
Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Laws: Anti-Discrimination (from "International Labor & Employment Laws" by Wayne N. Outten & Jack Raisner)
ABA/BNA Books
"Glass-Ceiling" Lawsuits Threaten "Old Boy" Network (by Wayne N. Outten & Jack Raisner)
Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report
Are Partners "Employees" Under Federal Employment Discrimination Law? (by Wayne N. Outten & Jack Raisner)
Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report
The Rights of Employees and Union Members: The Basic ACLU Guide to the Rights of Employees and Union Members
Univ. Press
Cross-Examining a Defense Psychologist in a Sexual Harassment Case (by Wayne N. Outten & Jack Raisner)
The Practical Litigator
Employee and Applicant Testing (from "Employee Rights Litigation: Pleading and Practice" by Wayne N. Outten & Jack Raisner)
NELA/Mathew Bender/Lexis
Privacy in the Employment Relationship (from "Privacy Law and Practice" by Wayne N. Outten & Alfred G. Feliu)
Mathew Bender/Lexis
Awards
Best Lawyer, 1987 - Present
Best Lawyers in America
AV Preeminent-Rated Attorney
Martindale-Hubbell
ICFM 500 Leading Lawyers
Intercontinental Finance Magazine
Top 100 New York Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
Super Lawyers
Lawdragon Legend (one of 50 in the U.S.)
Lawdragon
Award as Founding Leader (30th Anniversary)
National Employment Lawyers Association
Social Justice Leadership Award
The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island
Lawyer of the Year, Labor and Employment Law, New York
Best Lawyers
Award for Pro Bono Assistance
Legal Services NYC
2010
Lawyer of the Year, Labor and Employment Law, New York
Best Lawyers
Public Interest Award of the Public Interest Law Student Association
CUNY School of Law
Samuel M. Kaynard Award for Excellence in the Field of Labor & Employment Law
Hofstra Law School
Distinguished Community Leader Award
CUNY School of Law
Partner in Justice Award
MFY Legal Services
Alumni of the Month (ALMO)
New York University School of Law
Distinguished Alumnus, LeBow College of Business
Drexel University
500 Leading Litigators in America, 2005-2014
Lawdragon
Award for Dedicated Service
National Employment Lawyers Association/New York Affiliate
Professional Associations
Employment Disputes Committee of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
Member
Current
American Constitution Society
Member
Current
National Employment Lawyers Association [NELA]
Founding Member
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Activities: Board [1985 - 1996]
New York State Bar # 1631134
Member
- Current
Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association
Chairperson
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College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Founding Governor
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
New York
2nd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • International Law
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Outten & Golden LLP
Blog
Employment Law Blog
Contact & Map
NY Office
685 Third Avenue
25th Floor
New York, NY 10017
USA
Toll-Free: (877) 468-8836
Telephone: (212) 245-1000
Fax: (646) 509-2060